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Agriculture committee  You're asking me a more technical question about the program, and I'm going to defer to my expert, Mr. Harpe, who has used the program in the past.

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  With respect to the committee's study on business risk management, I think one of the reasons you're hearing consistently from a variety of different associations and different stakeholders and commodities around this one particular ask for AgriStability is that it provides targe

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  I'm going to invite my director Andre Harpe to speak to this as well, in terms of how that has shifted. Certainly from hearing from our members, I know there was an acceptance when the changes were made that the changes at the time were appropriate, in 2013. That acceptance no

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  Thank you, Andre. Thank you, committee members. I will quote a very recent research paper from Kerri Holland at the University of Calgary's Simpson Centre for Agriculture and Food Innovation. In her report entitled “Canada's Food Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, she st

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  It's both, in that we're seeking an increase from the 70% to 85%, and we're seeking removal of the reference margin limit as well. As I said in my remarks, that one is fairly consistent among all sectors across the industry.

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  When we look at it from the perspective of our members, in terms of what we grow and the commodities we represent, the vast majority of what we grow goes overseas, because we have the luxury of growing more than we can consume in this country with respect to grains, pulses and oi

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  Certainly through the AGgrowth Coalition, which Jeff Nielsen, our chair, co-chairs, that's been an ask on the books for just over a year now. Farm circumstances across the country have changed over the last five years. As a result, we really feel the need now to see an increase o

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  Yes. We've been calling for some federal leadership. We know very clearly that it is within the agriculture minister's mandate to address AgriStability in particular. I want to build on a point, if I may, that Mr. Perron made. I'm not an expert on supply management, but I thin

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  Thank you, Jeff. Now, for the good news. We believe there are easily achievable solutions to help farmers and to protect the Canadian economy. We have very specific, very actionable requests for you today. First, as a sector, we are asking for two critical changes to the AgriS

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  Sure. Just to reinforce the comments already made by our vice-chair Shane Stokke, we support the provision currently in the act with respect to grain grading and the equity that it creates between the two countries. We think it gives Canada an opportunity to demonstrate that we

February 20th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk